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The Palæontographical Society

Nature volume 143, page 593 (08 April 1939) | Download Citation



AT the annual meeting of the Palaeontographical Society held in the rooms of the Geological Society on March 31, the Council reported that the Society's ninety-first annual volume had been issued during the past year. This volume contains the first part of a new monograph on the Carboniferous Rugose Corals of Scotland by Dr. Dorothy Hill. Largely based on the extensive and oft-quoted material studied by James Thomson and afterwards disorganized by the fire in the Kilmarnock Museum in 1909, this monograph introduces considerable simplification in systematic nomenclature.—Further instalments of the monographs on Cambrian trilobites by Mr. P. Lake and on corallian ammonites by Dr. W. J. Arckell are also included in this volume. The work of the Society in publishing illustrations and descriptions of fossils collected in Great Britain has been materially assisted by an allotment of £100, from the Government Publication Grant administered by the Royal Society, towards the issue of the monograph on corallian ammonites. Other donations mentioned in the report include sums of money received from the Colston Research Fund of the University of Bristol and from Miss Mary S. Johnston. Monographs which are also in progress include Pleistocene Mammalia (Prof. S. H. Reynolds), Cretaceous Belemnites (Prof. H. H. Swinnerton, Gault Ammonoidea (Dr. L. F. Spath), Great Oolite Brachiopoda (Dr. Helen Muir-Wood), Dendroid Graptolites (Dr. O. M. B. Bulman) and Palaeozoic Asterozoa (Dr. W. K. Spencer). The following officers were elected for the ensuing year: President, Sir A. Smith Woodward; Treasurer, W. E. F. Macmillan; Secretary, Dr. C. J. Stubblefield.

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